Wednesday, May 27, 2009

bougie bathroom

Dumpy Disaster 

to.... trés chic!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Working dog

Sophie Bear taking a nap on the job.  Guess all the painting was too much for her.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ghetto Fabulous

So since we now live in the hood... we decided we would get ghetto fab and what better way to get all bougie then gold ceilings and chandeliers.  

bedroom chandelier

Bathroom chandelier with gold ceiling
Gold ceiling.

The Annual Build Off!

So obviously this is also a "work in progress".  Matt and I decided to have a build off, and go into our separate corners and build storage solutions.  My project was an armoire for the bedroom and Matt's project was a bookcase/room divider for the living room/studio.  Apparently we think we are on our own HGTV Show.

Matt building out the frames.

Main structure up... lots more to go.

Me and Sophie working out the armoire.

Pictures of the finished products coming soon!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Absolute Incompetence

So as a friend at the skate shop said to us, our  buildings "plumber" isn't a plumber but the super's homie.  Unfortunately I have to agree, this dude is not a plumber.  

After three failed attempts to fix one small leak we ended up with a hole in our bedroom wall, a poor plastering job, a broken nut attached to a pipe going uphill, and the possibility of our newly enameled bathroom tiles being broken

Eventually Matt ended up fixing all of the plumbing issues and I am just grateful that he is my skilled homie.  
Bedroom wall being broken.  

I didn't get pictures of his finished product, but lets just say it wasn't far from what you see above.   He taped the edges, covered the wall with spackle and then told me that all I had to do was wipe down the wall with a damp cloth once it dried and re-paint.  Because, "you know the rest of the wall is sort of bumpy and it will match."   Seriously?  You are advising me not to sand the wall, because the rest of the wall is a mess.   So neglectful continuity is more important than properly fixing something.  Ya, no.

Story continued below:

Absolute Incompetence

continued photo's of Matt's handy work!

The pipe that was running up hill.

Bathroom faucet used in kitchen sink.  Do you think you can fit anything in this sink?

Matt fixing the leak.

New faucet, and leak free sink!

We have decided that if we ever have another plumbing issue, Matt will just fix it and if the people above us ever have a pluming issue, Matt will fix that as well.  We don't want repeat problems and would rather not deal with the super's "plumber" again.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

more kitchen...

Yayaya the before and afters..... the kitchen looks like spring! We still have more to go but so happy!

Horrible fluorescent light in kitchen... ugly!

Spring time kitchen I love it!